Nina Easton is an award-winning author, writer, TV commentator, and entrepreneur. Her three decades in the news media spanned Fortune Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe–as well as appearances on prominent Sunday news shows such as “Meet the Press” and “Face the Nation.” As a primetime Fox News political analyst for more than a decade, she regularly provided primetime commentary on U.S. politics, foreign affairs, and the economy.
In 2016, Nina opened a new chapter by launching a start-up built on her decades-long experience interviewing and profiling top leaders and personalities–on stage, in print, and on video. SellersEaston Media is dedicated to capturing and preserving the legacies of leaders in business, the arts, philanthropy, and public service.
Nina, formerly an award-winning Fortune columnist, is currently chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International–hosting events in the US, Asia, and Europe. And she co-chairs the Fortune Global Forum, bringing together Fortune 500 CEOs from around the world, most recently to the Vatican, Rome (2016) and Guangzhou, China (2017). At the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), she hosts the global affairs series “Smart Women, Smart Power,” bringing world leaders and diplomats to the stage for insightful interviews.
Nina is also an accomplished author of political history. Her critically-acclaimed account of modern conservatism, Gang of Five, ranks on the Vox list of “books to read to understand the world.” She is co-author of John F. Kerry: A Complete Biography, as well as Reagan’s Ruling Class, a Washington best-seller profiling the top 100 officials in that administration.
In 2012, she served as a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching a seminar on the presidential election and conducting in-depth research on economic inequality, which became a Fortune magazine cover story. Her columns in Fortune and her stories during a decade-long tenure at the Los Angeles Times have earned national recognition.
The list of top figures she has interviewed over the years range from Hollywood figures (such as Bette Davis and Meryl Streep) to business (Jeff Bezos, Penny Pritzker, Meg Whitman, and many more) to politics (Barack Obama, Laura Bush, Condi Rice, and more). Nina grew up in California and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley.